BIOLOGY

20.  What is typically NOT a characteristic of a pharmaceutical rep?

A.      Pharmaceutical sales reps are authentic and real.

B.      Pharmaceutical sales reps are creative.

C.      Pharmaceutical sale reps are focused.

D.     Pharmaceutical sale reps are not concerned about competitors.

21.  Which of the following refers to all active and inert pharmaceutical ingredients in a drug, including fillers and colors?

A.      Formulation

B.      Mycoplasma

C.      Peptide

D.     Saccharide

22.  Senior citizens consume over——–times as many pharmaceutical as people under 65.

A.      Three

B.      Five

C.      Ten

D.     Fifteen

23.  What is passive diffusion?

A.      A type of pinocytosis

B.      Membrane transport via vesicles

C.      The use of energy to help a substance pass from a low concentration gradient to a high one

D.     When a substance freely moves through a membrane from a high concentration gradient to a low one

24.  What are all metabolites?

A.      Type of pinocytosis

B.      Membrane transport via vesicles

C.      The use of energy to help a substance pass a low concentration gradient to a high one

D.     When a substance freely moves through a membrane from a high concentration gradient to allow one

25.  When a drug is administered orally, where does first-pass metabolism occur?

A.      Intestine

B.      Liver

C.      Pancreas

D.     Stomach

26.  Which of the following is NOT part of the Seven Step Cascade of Emotion?

A.      Be a consultant, not a rep

B.      Identify what your product does

C.      Reflect

D.     Visualize the power 10

27.  If a sales representative’s product is placed on the second tier of a standard three-tier formulary, which of the following is most likely true?

A.      It has not been reviewed by the P&T committee.

B.      It is in a neutral position unless it is at parity with other drugs

C.      It probably has exclusive preferred status if it is not at parity with any other drugs.

D.     It will essentially sell itself if it is granted exclusive preferred status.

28.  According to your manual, what is a common complaint that physicians have about traditional sampling methods?

A.      That drug sample supply is too unpredictable

B.      That patients are less likely to take free samples because they think they are lower quality

C.      That patients do not like seeing drug representatives in their offices

D.     That they receive too many drug samples

29.  Which of the following would help you build trust with a physician?

A.      Asking if he or she is having any problems with the managed care coverage of your products

B.      Repeating a question you already asked

C.      Surprising the office staff with a new poster in the break room

D.     None of these would help you build trust with a physician

30.   As of November 2013, which of these countries has legalized DTC advertising of prescription drugs?

A.      Canada

B.      Japan

C.      Spain

D.     None of these

31.  Which phase of clinical trial is also known as the pivotal phase?

A.      Phase I

B.      Phase III

C.      Phase IV

D.     Phase IX

32.   During which phase of clinical trials is also known as the pivotal phase?

A.      Preclinical

B.      Phase I

C.      Phase II

D.     Phase III

33.  What is one of the biggest time wasters for a pharmaceutical sales rep?

A.      Winterers

B.      Pharmacists

C.      Receptionists

D.     Physicians

34.   What is the percentage fee that the dispenser pays the wholesaler for distribution?

A.      Margin fee

B.      Recharge

C.      Standard fee

D.     Upcharge

35.  Which of the following is an example of noncompliance?

A.      A patient forgetting to take a drug at a specified time of day

B.      A patient taking a drug, but only because it has been court-mandated

C.      A pharmacist dispensing a generic equivalent of a drug instead of the brand name

D.     A physician refusing to prescribe a drug because he or she does not trust the clinical studies on it

36.  What is one way in which pharmaceutical selling is different from selling in most other industries?

A.      In pharmaceutical sales, the decision-makers consumers, and payers are usually the same entity

B.      Pharmaceutical selling takes less time because doctors are so busy.

C.      Representatives do NOT sell to the user of the product.

D.     Representatives DO sell to the end user of the product

37.  Drugs can be used—– days beyond their expiration date.

A.      2-7 days, depending on the most current monograph.

B.      2-90 days, depending on the state laws

C.      7-90 days, depending on the type of drug and its therapeutic class.

D.     None of these

38.  What issue has MOST encouraged consumers’ desire to see more OTC medications?

A.      A weaker patients ‘right movement

B.      Lack of insurance coverage

C.      Less reliance on the internet

D.     Proliferation of herbal remedies

39.  Which phase of trials largely determines the clinical dose?

A.      Preclinical trials

B.      Phase II trials

C.      Phase III trials

D.     Phase IV trials

40.  What must be contained in the Description section of a pharmaceutical package insert?

A.      Adverse effects

B.      Mechanism of action

C.      Pharmacokinetics

D.     The proprietary name and the established name

41.   Customers purchase products from people they like, trust, and respect. This is called the———-

A.      Closing of the sale

B.      First time advantage

C.      Likeability factor

D.     Power of knowledge

42.   According to your manual, how has the U.S. healthcare marketplace changed in the last few decades?

A.      Fewer and fewer prescription drugs have been made available as OTCs.

B.      Managed care has been increasingly replaced by more patient- centered approaches.

C.      The aging Baby Boomer generation has begun demanding more personalized attention.

D.     There has been decreased emphasis on preventive health.

43.  How does pharmaceutical marketing help narrow the treatment gap?

A.      It encourages patients to take more active roles in their healthcare.

B.      It makes doctors more skeptical of the pharmaceutical industry.

C.      It makes patients more skeptical of their doctors’ opinions.

D.     All of these

44.  The FDA requirements for nutraceuticals and medicinal herbs are just as stringent as for pharmaceuticals.

A.      True

B.      False

45.   After a trade-name drug’s patent expires, how may generic versions of it be sold?

A.      Only under the branded generic name

B.      Only under the generic name

C.      Only under the original trade name

D.     Under the original trade name or a generic name

46.  What is required for a new pharmaceutical to be considered a viable therapy?

A.      It causes no serious adverse effects.

B.      It causes no side effects.

C.      It has an active placebo.

D.     It is more effective and/or causes fewer serious adverse effects than other drugs on the market.

47.   A generic version is likely to have some inactive ingredients that are different from those of the original drug.

A.      True

B.      False

 

48.  Where are most drugs metabolized?

A.      Interstitial spaces

B.      Liver

C.      Stomach

D.     The bloodstream

 

49.  What is essential to the ethical requirement that subjects be selected fairly?

A.      Selection criteria should be well-supported by documented evidence.

B.      Studies should make every attempt to conduct research on subjects who are underprivileged and in need of medical attention

C.      Subject should be selected based on scientific objectives.

D.     All of these

 

50.  Which of the following is NOT typically included in the indications and usage section of the package insert information?

A.      Diseases or conditions that the drug is approved to treat

B.      The drug’s active metabolites

C.      The drug’s recommended usual dosage

D.     The drug’s usual dosage range

 

 

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